Google Cast SDK

The Google Cast SDK enables you to extend your Android, iOS, or Chrome app to direct its streaming video and audio to a TV or sound system. Your app becomes the remote control to play, pause, seek, rewind, stop, and otherwise control the media.

Google Cast is designed for TV, movies, music, and more. Put your best video content on the biggest screens in the house, or bring your audio content to Google Cast for Audio devices and Google Home devices, including the new Google Home Hub.

Broad media support

The SDK supports many media formats, protocols, and codecs to ease integration.

User experience

Use our UX and design guidelines to create a smooth and seamless Cast experience.

Android TV

Run your Cast app on Android TV with very little additional work.

Audio devices

Cast apps developed for video and audio can also work on audio-only devices.

Latest news

Google Cast Application Framework (CAF)

The latest version of the Google Cast SDK simplifies several complex parts of the previous SDK and addresses the major pain points identified by content partners and developers. It reduces the amount of code needed to Cast-enable your app, and provides a consistent API across Android and iOS, with Chrome following later.

CAF Receiver updates

March 12, 2020 — This update adds a CBCS scheme flag for CAF Receiver and upgrades Shaka Player to 2.5.8.

iOS Sender 4.4.7 released

February 27, 2020 — This update includes bugs fixes and UI customization updates.

Android Sender 18.1.0 released

February 24, 2020 — Added pre-defined constants for MediaError detailed error codes and error reasons.

Test Cases v2.0 now available

November 25, 2019 — The Google Cast Test Cases have been updated with tests for voice control and smart displays.

Case studies

By adding Google Cast functionality to their apps, developers can gain visits, engagement, and/or higher monetization. Here are two real-world examples of how companies have successfully used Google Cast technology.

Comedy Central

The Comedy Central app lets fans watch their favorite shows in full and on demand from mobile devices. The company created a cast-enabled app so users could bring their small screen experience to their TVs. Now with Chromecast, users watch at least 50 percent more video, with 1.5 times more visits than the average Comedy Central app user.

Haystack TV

Haystack TV is a personal news channel that lets consumers watch news on any screen, at any time. The company integrated Google Cast technology so users can browse their headline news, choose other videos to play, and even remove videos from their play queue without disrupting the current video on their TVs. With Chromecast, average weekly viewing time has doubled and customers have dramatically improved their ability to stay informed. One-third of Haystack TV customers now view their news via Chromecast.

Part of the thoughtful home

Stream entertainment, right from your couch. Use Google Home Hub or Google Home to play your favorite songs, select a movie, or adjust the volume on your smart speaker or Chromecast-connected TV using just your voice.

Google Home Hub

Get help and control your connected home in one view.

Google Home

Hands-free help from the Google Assistant.

Chromecast Ultra

Stream entertainment in up to 4K Ultra HD and HDR.

Cast-enable your app today